The Rise of Mission-Critical Skills: The competencies enabling individuals and organizations to pursue their callings [BBR]
What private-sector business skills are prized by nonprofit organizations?
It’s an increasingly important, but complex question – and one that ought to command the attention of all leaders and managers, regardless of the sector in which their organizations execute their unique missions.
Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups
Sustainable City Network: Article about a National Bureau of Economic Research study co-authored by James West, Ph.D., W.H. Smith Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that increased contact between majority and minority groups leads to improved attitudes and behaviors. The research analyzed the roommate choices of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. West, quoted in the article, said the study went beyond surveying cadets and used data to examine their actions. “If the actions of someone can be observed, that’s a much more powerful signal of what they really think,” West said. “Actions don’t lie.”
Baylor’s McBride Center for International Business Presents Global Business Forum on “The Global Classroom: Issues in International Education”
The ninth annual Global Business Forum, presented by the McBride Center for International Business in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, will be held March 16 to 20, and will examine “The Global Classroom: Issues in International Education.”
This May be the Way to Eliminate the Biases White Students Don’t Even Know they Have
The Washington Post: This Washington Post blog post features a National Bureau of Economic Research study co-authored by James West, Ph.D., W.H. Smith Professor of Economics in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that increased contact between majority groups and higher-aptitude members of minority groups leads to improved attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, the research analyzes the roommate choices of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Baylor Business Student Studies Effect of Gold Prices on South American Economy
In the summer of 2013, Luke Smith, a former Baylor Business Fellow, member of the honors program and 2014 graduate, served as an economics research fellow in the South American country of Suriname at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under Baylor alumnus Musheer Kamau. While working at the bank, he assisted on two research projects while also composing and presenting one of his own.
Acclaimed Baylor Economics Professor to Give Award Lecture
Joseph A. McKinney, Ph.D., the Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics in the Hankamer School of Business and recipient of the 2014 Cornelia Marschall Smith Teaching Award, will present the lecture “Reflections of Globalization,” in honor of the award on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Formal Research on an Informal Economy
Baylor senior and Business Fellows major Daniel Lin presented a research project in July to staff members of the Vice President of Suriname, a South American country.
Gas prices plunging toward $2.50 in Waco
Waco Tribune-Herald: Article quotes Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor and director of The Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who tracks trends in Central Texas. He says consumers have several reasons to be enthusiastic about the dropping gas prices, among them more disposable income and a feeling of optimism about their cost of living.
Complex Problem of Hunger Demands Collaborative Response
The Baptist Standard: Article about the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” held last week at Baylor that focused on creating a public and collaborative conversation focused around poverty and food insecurity on a local, state and national level. Quoted in the article are several speakers at the summit, including Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America; Linda English, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; Rebecca Middleton, chief operating officer of the Alliance to End Hunger; and Audrey Rowe, administrator for Food and Nutrition Service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sex Worker Trade Booming in Silicon Valley
USA TODAY: Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley.